Home projects

From a beast to a beauty

My cousin bought a truly hideous mirror from Goodwill a million months ago (j/k) and it had been sitting in the garage since then. It is made of oak and had that glorious 70s/80s stain that every single cabinet from that time period seemed to be in. It had a thick frame with side shelves… Continue reading From a beast to a beauty

Home projects

Dressing up an insane deal

Finding a deal on something can be exhilarating, even when the deal is a steal because something is missing or broken. This is what happened about 8 months ago when my cousin and I were looking around at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. She found 2 of these powder blue pillows on clearance because they were missing the center… Continue reading Dressing up an insane deal

Home projects

Back to the basics

You know how in junior high and high school, math teachers always said you would use what they were teaching you later in life? Well, this project finally fulfilled that long standing prophecy! Now I did have to look up some of the equations to calculate the lengths of wood needed, but it was one… Continue reading Back to the basics

Miscellaneous

How I remain calm during an anxiety attack

I've suffered from anxiety as far back as I can remember. It has waxed and waned throughout the years, but has always been there, hovering and ready to emerge again like a cloud of gnats. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 18.1% of U.S. adults have a 12-month prevalence of an anxiety disorder and 28.8%… Continue reading How I remain calm during an anxiety attack

Home projects

Fine-tuning a vision board

It was brought to my attention that not everyone knows the purpose of a vision board, or the multifunctional benefits it can lend itself to. As the name implies, a vision board is filled with how you envision your future. That can mean a lot of different things depending on the person as well as what aspect of… Continue reading Fine-tuning a vision board

Classroom

Great Crate Seats

I don't think I've mentioned that my cousin (who's also living at my mom's house) is a third grade teacher at an inner city school and also working on her master's degree. Major props to her for keeping a positive attitude through the grind! So because she teaches at an inner city school, funding for classroom… Continue reading Great Crate Seats